this second “hands-on” class, you will learn various ways to apply
counter-pressure, massage techniques & how to use a bed sheet, scarf or rebozo for
support and relaxation in labor.
this class you will also your opportunity to have a practice labor
rehearsal with your partner before your actual labor & birth. There will be
a lengthened opportunity to practice breathing skills, positioning, using the
birth & peanut balls and various comfort techniques learned in Comfort
Skills Parts 1 & 2 classes during a mock labor scenario.
This is a completely “hands-on”
practice so EACH mom-to-be needs a support person to attend this class
Bring 3 bed size pillows
your “Labor Support Bag” to class—this is a bag of items you plan to use during
labor (massage tools, Chap Stick, tennis balls, foam noodle, your focusing
object, washcloth, etc.).
comfortable clothing as you will be on the floor during the labor rehearsal
For more information send an e-mail to the Birth Care Education office or call (319) 369-7166 to
leave a voice message.